French translation of 'instead'
au lieu de cela ⧫ plutôt
Judy did not answer. Instead she looked out of the window. Judy ne répondit pas. Au lieu de cela, elle regarda par la fenêtre.
Her ambition was to become an airline pilot. Instead she became a policewoman. Elle avait l’ambition d’être pilote de ligne ; au lieu de cela, elle est devenue policière.
It’s too cold to walk, let’s go in the car instead. Il fait trop froid pour y aller à pied, prenons la voiture plutôt.
Don’t use sugar. Try honey instead. Ne vous servez pas de sucre. Essayez le miel à la place. ⧫ Ne vous servez pas de sucre, essayez plutôt le miel.
The pool was closed, so we played tennis instead. La piscine était fermée, alors nous avons joué au tennis.
instead of (= rather than) au lieu de
We played tennis instead of going swimming. Nous avons joué au tennis au lieu d’aller nager.
Use margarine instead of butter. Servez-vous de margarine au lieu de beurre.(= in the place of) [person] à la place de
He went instead of Peter. Il y est allé à la place de Peter.
He went instead of her. Il y est allé à sa place.
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Example Sentences Including 'instead'
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Spread-betters backing the price of bullion for some time instead bet against it holding these highs.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Try not to cram too many meetings into your day and instead take time to prepare properly.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
At first he wanted to get a taxi home, but was persuaded to go to hospital instead.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
But you know how you'll spend all that glorious, affluent free time instead?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Firm in your belief that the sheep can be herded somewhere else instead.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Instead of daydreaming about changes, you are ready and able to make them.The Sun (2012)
Instead of just having innovative ideas, you have the tenacity to deal with the details.The Sun (2016)
Instead she just keeps muttering to herself.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Look for variety between the two of you instead of going elsewhere for your fun.The Sun (2009)
Love is rewarding now you focus on all that's good about a relationship instead of looking for flaws.The Sun (2013)
Love success means focusing on your relationship instead of talking about the past.The Sun (2016)
Not a penny, put the cash you would have spent towards your petrol instead.The Sun (2011)
Sign up for that course or enter that competition instead of just thinking about it.The Sun (2016)
You could use white wine instead or stock.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
You open one good bottle of wine instead of three mediocre ones.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
He asked me to go instead.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
How do we make them go to Vetements instead?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
I would just have to go home and have a glass of wine instead.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Let's just talk about crime, instead.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
After a while it became clear that she was drifting away from land instead of towards it.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
He added that sales of champagne plummeted as punters went for cheaper sparkling wine instead.The Sun (2012)
He added:'She then used it all the time but instead of sitting on it she would stand on it.The Sun (2017)
He was keen to talk about something else instead.The Sun (2009)
How about we decide to see something else instead and change the channel?The Sun (2014)
I'll go and eat a drone this morning instead of something else.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Instead it was just an exhibition of tackling techniques.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Instead of moving towards one another we would coexist alongside one another.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Maybe you can persuade your ex to see her somewhere else instead of at their home.The Sun (2012)
Those who refuse to go to their home country after being refused asylum here should go somewhere else instead.The Sun (2008)
What could humanity have done with the time instead?Times, Sunday Times (2015)
But let's be more generous about it and instead credit the boxer concerned with having had the imagination to improvise.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Instead of thinking about what we do not want, we need to focus on what we do want.HABIT BUSTING: A 10-step plan that will change your life (2002)
That becomes a way of lifting up the whole city instead of just your tribe.Christianity Today (2000)
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'instead' in Other Languages
British English: instead /ɪnˈstɛd/ ADVERB
If you do not do something, but do something else instead, you do the second thing and not the first thing.
He didn't go out with his friends. He went to the movies instead.
- American English: instead
- Arabic: بَدَلَاً مِنْ
- Brazilian Portuguese: em vez
- Chinese: 代替
- Croatian: umjesto toga
- Czech: místo něčeho jiného
- Danish: i stedet
- Dutch: in plaats daarvan
- European Spanish: en cambio
- Finnish: sen sijaan
- French: plutôt au lieu
- German: anstatt
- Greek: αντ’ αυτού
- Italian: invece
- Japanese: その代わりに
- Korean: 그 대신에
- Norwegian: i stedet
- Polish: zamiast tego
- European Portuguese: em vez
- Romanian: în schimb
- Russian: взамен
- Spanish: en cambio
- Swedish: i stället
- Thai: แทน
- Turkish: yerine
- Ukrainian: натомість
- Vietnamese: thay vì
Translation of instead from the Collins English to French Dictionary